The World in 2018

Each QGM region reviewed their predictions for 2017 and offered new predictions for what economic and political trends they think will headline the news in 2018. QGM – World in 2018

Catalonia’s Troubled Relationship with Spain

In the last 18 months, Europe has seen many decisive political events, which started with last year’s British referendum to exit from the European Union. This year brought many general elections in core countries such as the Netherlands, France, and Germany, with varied results for centrist parties. Yet it is the recent Catalan independence referendum…

Getting the Band Back Together

Negotiators of the newly-named ‘Comprehensive and Progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership’ (CPTPP) concluded the APEC summit in Vietnam with a renewed sense of optimism. After a dramatic few days filled with controversy, misinformation, and allegations of ‘snubbing’, the eleven Pacific Rim countries have agreed to the ‘core elements’ of a new trade deal (“TPP Countries”,…

The Decline of Monetary Policy

This year has proved to be pivotal for the global economy’s continuing recovery from the great recession. The world’s largest central banks have newfound optimism towards recent global growth, leading to the dissolution of, what seemed, the perpetual reign of low interest rates and quantitative easing. Since the beginning of 2017, the U.S. Federal Reserve…

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

You’ve probably seen Bitcoin in the news. During the last twelve months the highly coveted cryptocurrency has been making headlines by reaching fresh highs, with investors and speculators boasting about 900% returns. If you’ve been intrigued by the digital cryptocurrency but haven’t had the resources or time to understand it, the technology behind it, or…

Economic Zones: China’s First Venture into the Market Economy

China’s rapidly developing economy has been of great curiosity for many years. Its policies have pulled half the population out of poverty and dramatically increased GDP per capita, year over year, at an unprecedented rate. In response to the announcement of China’s new economic expansion plans in Xiongan, this report explores one of the core…

Economics of the Minimum Wage: Is Ontario Making the Right Move?

Most circulating articles have only covered one side of the minimum wage debate. We all have strong beliefs on what the minimum wage should be, but these beliefs are usually grounded in untrue or incomplete premises. QGM’s Policy team will be presenting an unbiased analysis of the implications of minimum wage hikes to determine if…

Economics of the Dark Web: The Lesser of Two Evils?

QGM’s Eurozone team will be covering a history of the dark web and its pros and cons for transactions of illicit goods, alongside an in-depth look at the other contentious uses of the dark web and how the governments should respond to them. Dark-Web-Oct-19-vF  

NAFTA: Will the U.S Trump Canada?

A presentation on the future of North American trade. QGM’s USA team will be covering a history of the NAFTA agreement and modern trends in international trading agreements, alongside an in-depth look at the respective negotiation objectives of each country and issues of contention between them. NAFTA, Will the US Trump Canada  

Nuclear North Korea: Risk or Rhetoric?

Join us Thursday September 28 at 7:00 for a presentation on North Korea and nuclear war. QGM’s Asia Pacific team will be covering a history of the North Korean nuclear program with a timeline of geo-political decision making, a history of nuclear aggression, and an in-depth analysis on what a modern day war with North…

The 2017 German Election

The “true leader of the free world” and Forbes’ most powerful woman continues to be a stabilizing force in politics. Angela Merkel won her fourth term as Chancellor of Germany on September 24th, but now faces a new challenge in forming a majority government. In a fragmented Germany divided over immigration, terrorism, and inequality, can…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Join us for QGM’s first presentation of the 2017-2018 year. The presentation will focus on the growing advancements of artificial intelligence. After a view into AI’s history, current state and future potential the room will open up for debate. Topics to be debated include: social & economic impact, security & privacy concerns and government’s role…